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Climate scientists in dramatic revelation: manmade climate change is a ‘hoax’

Several of the world’s leading climate scientists have made a sensational turnaround in their thinking, claiming that manmade climate change is in fact “a hoax” and that the deniers were right all along. Academics from the UK, US, Europe and South America admitted that they had for years been...


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Video: Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability – the IPCC’s latest report

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability is the latest report from the hundreds of experts at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The second of three studies in the organisation’s 2013/14 review follows on from its September report into the physical science of climate change. This outlined...


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Government to map potential of water-source renewables to reduce reliance on gas

Energy secretary Ed Davey has said his department will explore the potential of water-source heat in providing clean energy to the UK, describing the technology as “game-changing”. He also highlighted how energy security is a critical issue amid tensions in Ukraine. Speaking to the Independent on Sunday, Davey said...


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A journey to the future: five transport inventions that could change the world

It is safe to say that we have always been pretty bad at predicting how our great-great grandchildren will be getting around, though it never stops us trying. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Transport 2014. In Brave New World – written in 1931...


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Infographic: the Internet Of Things – yesterday, today and tomorrow

Almost 25 years to the day since Tim Berners-Lee invented the internet, the UK government announced that it would be investing an extra £45m into the development of the so-called Internet of Things. This generally refers to networks of physical objects – from kettles to pacemakers – that are  equipped...


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UK chief scientist: climate change will not be beneficial to the UK

The chief scientific adviser to the government, Sir Mark Walport, has told MPs not to expect any benefits from a warmer climate, adding that the effects in the long-term will be harmful. Walport was commenting on science journalist and climate denier Matt Ridley’s book, The Rational Optimist, which argues...


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Cameron announces £45m investment into ‘Internet of Things’

The UK government has announced that it will invest an extra £45m into the development of the so-called Internet of Things. Speaking at a technology trade fair in Hannover, Germany, prime minister David Cameron said that by researching such technology, the host nation and the UK could lead a...


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FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards 2014 open for entries

Nominations are open for the Transformational Business Awards 2014, hosted by the Financial Times (FT) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and taking place at the InterContinental Hotel on London’s Park Lane on June 12. The event is an evolution of the Sustainable Finance Conference and Awards – which...


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The Economist: global warming ‘pause’ goes from ‘unexplained to overexplained’

The reasons for the global warming ‘pause’ between 1998 and 2013 have gone from “unexplained to overexplained”, according to an article by the Economist magazine. The comments follow a report that found a hiatus in global temperature rises despite carbon emissions, which would push temperatures up, continuing to rise....


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Renewable energy developer purchases iPad app that ‘visualises’ wind farms

A leading European wind energy developer has become the first company to purchase an innovative mobile application that helps “visualise” turbines on site. VentusAR, which was developed by Scottish technology start-up Linknode, has been bought by German firm ABO Wind. The company is developing wind farms in 10 countries...


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Pine smelling vapours may be responsible for global warming ‘pause’

Scientists have discovered a strange link between climate change and pine-scented vapours emitted by coniferous trees. Research by German, Finnish and US scientists has uncovered a process by which gas from the trees creates particles that can either reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation, with important impacts on the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 18 February headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Jeremy Leggett’s call to arms on the energy of nations Responsible investors ‘concerned’ about US corporate political spending Co-operative Group turns to...


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New Arctic research project gives ‘holistic view’ of changing environment

A pioneering project that will attempt to improve understanding of current and future changes in the Arctic environment has been launched after an inaugural meeting in Brussels. The four-year Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change (ICE-ARC) initiative will bring together scientists from 11 European countries and a...


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Academics urge EU to consider long-term effects of oil spills

Academics at the University of Aberdeen have urged the EU to assess the long-term impacts of oil spills and influence legislation outside the union as drilling operations expand. A new report from the academics found that whilst there has been a decline in the number of gas and oil...


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Fuel-efficient cars driving automotive market’s growth

Industry figures show fuel-efficient cars are driving the automotive market, as consumers look to cut the costs of motoring by purchasing alternative fuel vehicles such as electric hybrids. The whole industry saw growth of 7.6% in January, when compared to the same period in 2013. In comparison, alternative fuel...



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